Being a teacher can be stressful. Really stressful. I caught myself thinking, “Why did I get myself into this??” on a regular basis. But, because Thanksgiving is just around the corner (no, it's not time to put up the tree yet), I decided to list some of the things that are great about being a teacher. Because there are lots.
If you are feeling really down about teaching, just remember that there are so many good things about it. You have the most important job in the world; you are preparing the future.
Share what you are grateful for in the comments.
It’s Friday!! You made it through Halloween on a Monday. Hopefully you still have your hair. I know that all of you have had a long week, so I will keep this post short and sweet.
When I was teaching, I always loved to hear about new technology that I could use in my class, so I wanted to tell you about a FREE resource that your students will LOVE. It’s called Kahoot!. If you haven’t heard about it or used it before, read on. If you have, stop reading and take a break!
Kahoot! is a website that turns your multiple choice questions into a fun, competitive quiz game. You can add videos and pictures to the questions, and you get to pick the time limit for students to answer the questions. You project the question, read the question aloud, and then the students compete against each other as they answer the questions on a tablet or computer. They earn points for being correct and for how quickly they respond. The top scorers show up on a leader board at the end of each question.
You can also use Kahoot! for discussions and surveys to draw your students into a lesson. After you finish with a quiz, you can share your quiz with others. Or, if you are in a rush, you can search for quizzes that others have made.
I love Kahoot!. It is fun for all ages. I have even played it at a professional development, and my coworkers and I had so much fun. It is great for practice at the end of a lesson or for a review game at the end of a unit.
This is such a fun and engaging resource. So, if you are looking for something new to try in your class, check out Kahoot!.
Hi! I'm Mackenzie. Teacher, wife, and Washingtonian. Check out my blog to get ideas and products for your class.
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